Ain't gonna affect the US, but they do have to raise rates eventually once they've secured as much market share as they think they can. They dropped rates, their daily active users increase, their company valuations jumped by billions. Once they can no longer bring in investor capital, they'll need to start earning profit. Whether drivers benefit from that increase is yet to be known...
Since 'driverless' field tests have been unsatisfactory, they'll have to increase mileage rates at some point. Probably after IPO. Right now is about aggregating market share with low rates. Should be increases to 2014 levels.
Uber is going to stay the same. There is no reason to change the prices. Uber is this generation "Napster & Myspace" they will lay the blueprint so another company can come in and take it to the next level.
So the next company that comes in will offer the same or lower rates and take all the drivers and pax. Without any complaints or skipping a beat.
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